Before making her big break on Disney Channel, Dove Cameron was no stranger to Hollywood! The actress nabbed a few guest starring roles before booking both lead roles in Liv and Maddie, and the rest is history.
The blonde beauty starred as both Liv and Maddie Rooney for four seasons of the fan-favorite series from 2013 until 2017. “I’ve actually been working on it for five years though it’s only been on the air for four – that’s a long time when you’re young,” Dove told Teen Vogue in March 2017. “You’re just never prepared for it to end, and to get there is surreal. I don’t know how to process it.” Well, she’s definitely processed the ending and made a major name for herself along the way.
Aside from her acting and singing projects, Dove has become known as a mental health advocate among her fans.
“I’m so open and so fragile that I feel like the world just permeates me all the time and that results in anxiety and depression and confusion and loneliness and ups and downs of being like, ‘Wow, I feel so safe — I want to eat it all, I want to meet you all, I want to love.’ And, then I’m like, ‘I need to shave my head and move away and never talk to anyone ever again,’” she told Entertainment Tonight in April 2020. “It’s a day-to-day experience. Two days ago, I had a massive breakdown. I was like, ‘Humans aren’t meant to be cooped up!’ This is the ultimate experience [where] you can’t distract yourself from yourself, so that affects everybody differently. For me, it’s really up and down.”
She also went on to star as Mal in the Descendants film series. After the last Descendants film premiered in 2019, Dove got real about her experience on the film’s set in a since-deleted Instagram caption. “These past 6 years have been filled with more growth, more deep, true love and more vibrant LIFE, than most people experience in a lifetime and for that, I am forever grateful and forever indebted,” the blonde beauty wrote at the time. “I will be forever grateful for this world, this momentary allowance into what felt like a double life.”
Since then, the actress has booked a lot of roles since then while working on music. What else does she have on the horizon? Scroll through our gallery for all the details on all Dove’s upcoming projects!
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